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Jumbo Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Soft Pretzels - Cooking for Keeps. Even though I just made a gigantic batch of homemade soft pretzels a few weeks back, I realized pretty early on that my craving wasn’t quite satisfied since I was still dying for more. I get like that, I’ll love something I make and then try to think of a thousand different ways for me to justify eating the same thing over and over again. So, after daydreaming a few hours of my life away, I knew I wanted to do some sort of spin on a jalapeno popper (what would football season be without a riff on the jalapeno popper?!) And I knew that I wanted the whole thing to be wrapped together in one pretty little package. Before I could even think about brainstorming ways to go about this, Tieghan over at Half Baked Harvest posted this recipe for Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Pretzels. I mean unless you’ve been living under a rock or just don’t read food blogs, you know who Tieghan is – a very talented food blogger that has infinite creative juices.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Soft Pretzels. Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce. I am a complete sucker for mall pretzels. And it’s a darn good thing that you’ll only find me at the mall once or twice a year because more trips would like equal more pretzels. And as much as I love them, I’ve only made them once before, admittedly to great success but since Kyle isn’t a huge fan (crazy boy), I haven’t made them again. But in all the years since I first made them, there’s been one recipe I’ve been saving and I finally decided to bust it out just in time to share it with you while you’re all getting crazy planning your Super Bowl (or maybe anti-Super Bowl?)

Party menus. For the record, we’ll both be watching movies this Sunday, as is our annual tradition, while the rest of the nation is either watching the Super Bowl or waiting for the commercials (rarely both). So this recipe isn’t any big secret; in fact, it’s probably the most widely adored one out there but if you haven’t made it yet, you need to get.on.it. Like now! Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce Ingredients. German Style Soft Pretzels. Maybe it is my German background… or maybe my love of all things salty, but I think nothing is better than a hot pretzel. Soft pretzels are great, but they are only good fresh. Luckily they are not too tough to make at home. The following recipe may look long, but it is easier than making bread. We made a batch for a Octoberfest party we threw and they were a huge hit. In order to give the pretzels a dunk in boiling water gives them their chewy skin.

Ingredients:1 teaspoon instant yeast1 tablespoon malt powder or brown sugar2 to 3 cups all-purpose unbleached or bread flour1 teaspoon salt1 cup warm milk (approximately 110 degrees, which is 1 minute in my microwave)Directions:Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together until it forms a ball. Curly Girl Kitchen: the Best Soft Pretzel I ever ate... and Making my own Pretzels. In October during our vacation week, we had been out and about in Denver one day, and stopped at the Cherry Creek Mall since we were nearby. I wanted to look for something at Williams Sonoma but ended up discovering Sur la Table instead, which was just as fun. Those stores carry things that I didn't even know I needed!

Do I need a mini tartlet pan with removable bottoms, a doughnut pan and a popover pan? A mold to make pyramids of rice and tuna tartar, mini silicone pastry brushes, decorative cupcake wrappers, and oh, so much more... Why, yes, I think I do. I managed to restrain myself, though. My blogging budget for baking and cooking supplies is tapped out at the moment. When we got to the mall, it was late afternoon, and we hadn't eaten since breakfast, but since we had dinner plans and didn't want to eat a big lunch lunch so late in the day, we were looking around for a snack to tide us over. And then I saw the soft pretzels. I got to thinking about trying to make them myself. Homemade Auntie Annes Pretzels. I'm sorry to be the bearer of another diet busting recipe... really I am! I'm not intentionally trying to sway you from your positive eating habits, but we all know the Superbowl is coming up and it's not a day to snack on fruits and vegetables.

It's a day of indulgence- so enjoy it for what it is! Now I'm sure the title of this post intrigued most of you- many of you have probably had Auntie Annes Pretzels. It's impossible to walk through the mall and not get hit with that amazing aroma of fresh pretzels baking in the oven. It gets me every time! So when I came across this recipe that claimed to have an exact replica of Auntie Annes Pretzels, I was admittedly a little skeptical at first.

How can someone honestly recreate this amazing one of a kind recipe? Well, I decided to give it a try and see for myself how authentic it really is and let me tell you- this is the real deal! Recipe Tips I recommend serving your pretzels immediately. Using a spoon, gently stir until your yeast dissolves: Parotta Recipe - How to make Parotta - South Indian Breakfest Recipes » All Recipes Flour Recipes Indian Breakfast Recipes Indian Vegetarian Recipes Kerala Recipes Malabar Recipes South Indian Recipes Indian Food Recipes. Parotta Recipe ~ South Indian style layered Parota Parotta with Vegetable Salna A loyal reader of my blog has requested Parotta recipe many weeks ago and I never got down to making it until this week. The soft and flaky Parotta, also known as Barotta or Porotta, is popular in the Southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It is a common sight to find crowds thronging the road side stalls where heaps of layered parottas hot off the stove are served with a curry both for breakfast and evening tiffin or dinner.

This popular street food fare is usually served with salna or kurma. The side dish with parottas include both vegetarian and non vegetarian style gravy dishes. There are numerous avatars of Parotta where the shape and accompaniments vary from region to region. Parotta dough stretched into a thin sheet and pleated into a long strip Usually I do not make Parotta at home and it is only during our travels that I get to relish Parotta, Kothu Parotta and the likes. Parotta Recipe. Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe. Pretzel Roll Recipe. Soft Pretzels - Alton Brown Style. I love soft pretzels - who doesn't? I just never seem to get them outside of fair settings. And then the other week, Alton Brown did a show on homemade pretzels - it was a sign!

So I went to the food network's site and I grabbed the recipe. ( The Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water 1 tablespoon sugar2 teaspoons kosher salt1 package active dry yeast22 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups2 ounces unsalted butter, meltedVegetable oil, for pan10 cups water2/3 cup baking soda1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon waterPretzel salt (note, I simply used Kosher salt) ALTON: Combine the water, sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top.

So Alton's all into proofing the yeast - and I must say that I only do this because the instructions say so. Now it's all about letting the KitchenAid do the work. Rising time.

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